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678535

Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #678535

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795  Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 45 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post of town treasurer for Boston, a friend writes a piece for this Boston newspaper in support of him, and includes a ... See More  

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678228

1793 runaway slaves ad...

Item #678228

February 22, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1793 



* Runaway slaves - Negroes ad



News of the day with many interesting advertisements including a page 3 ad for a few runaway slaves. (see)

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$39.00
678157

18th century publication....

Item #678157

June 17, 1798

THE OBSERVER, London, June 17, 1798  A fine, folio size newspaper with various news & ads from the late 18th century, during the time of the Napoleonic war and the action in Egypt & elsewhere. Most of the news is from the United Kingdom but some other European reports as well. 

Complete in four pages, never-trimmed margins with a lighly inked. full red-inked tax stamp on page tw... See More  

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$22.00
678085

1929 Detroit Study nightclub fire...

Item #678085

September 21, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 21, 1929



* The Study club fire

* Detroit, Michigan disaster

* Illegal prohibition era nightclub




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "18 DIE, 47 INJURED IN FIRE AND PANIC IN DETROIT CABARET" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the prohibition era Detroit, Michigan nightclub fire disaster shortly before the great stock market... See More  

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$42.00
678009

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #678009
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail (see). This map measures 5 by 8 inches and is in very nice, clean condition (see). There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" (see for portions).

There is also another artic... See More  

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$168.00
677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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$58.00
677898

The effects of opium...

Item #677898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763 



* Effects of opium in the 18th century



Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp... See More  

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$57.00
677781

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #677781

January 10, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 10, 1679



* From the 17th century

* Rare variant publication




An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Courant: Or, The Jesuits Memoirs".

Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$62.00
677726

1795 - Early brewing (for the poor)... account of Baal worship...

Item #677726
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1795  Two of the more interesting items are: a "Cheap Mode For Brewing" and an account of Baal worship in Ireland. Among the additional articles within as noted in the title/index page are: "Mansfield Church--Dr. Jeremy Taylor" "Hints Respecting the Culture of Potatoes" "Private Vices & Public Virtues Contrast... See More  

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677514

Paul Revere letter to Washington, and his response... Frigate United States is launched...

Item #677514

May 17, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 17, 1797  The front page has a terrific account of the launching of the frigate United States from the Navy Yard at Philadelphia. The account is by the builder of the frigate & signed by him in type: Joshua Humphreys.

Page 2 has a terrific item as well being a letter from the Masonic Lodge in Boston to "George Washington" ack... See More  

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677462

Terrific map of Eastern Canada...

Item #677462
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746 



* Great Eastern Canada map

* Jacobite Rebellion




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great ... See More  

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$335.00
677355

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #677355

September 14, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 14, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* Illustrated advertisements




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, ne... See More  

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$50.00
677120

Great issue from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677120

June 18, 1778

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 18, 1778  The masthead features a terrific engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere (for colonial currency) showing a patriot with a sword in one hand and a scroll marked "Independence" in the other, above which is a scroll: "Appeal To Heaven".

Page 2 has much reporting from Parliament including some d... See More  

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677100

Closing moments of the Revolutionary War... Paul Revere engraving...

Item #677100

October 18, 1781

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 18, 1781  Page 2 has a report which includes: "...we learn that the allied army had commenced operations against Lord Cornwallis, who was at that time closely penned up in York Town, which, it appears, he has rendered very strong by numerous fortifications...Sir Henry Clinton remains quiet in New York notwithstanding the ... See More  

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677041

Paul Revere from when he was the Masonic Grand Master...

Item #677041

September 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1795  The prime item in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, Grand Master. The back page has a detailed "20 Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, loose at the spine, various chipping at the m... See More  

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677040

Paul Revere from when he was the Masonic Grand Master...

Item #677040

September 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 5, 1795  The prime item in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, Grand Master. The back page has a detailed "20 Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave.

Four pages, various chipping at the margin.... See More  

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677004

Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #677004

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795  Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 45 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post of town treasurer for Boston, a friend writes a piece for this Boston newspaper in support of him, and includes a ... See More  

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677002

Describing George Washington... Supporting Paul Revere...

Item #677002

December 02, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 2, 1795  The front page has an interesting "portraiture" of the President, George Washington, which describes his temperament, etc. It begins: "With cool feelings and unambitious talents, he excited universal popularity and attained brilliant glory...".

Page 2 has a note of support for Paul Revere: "As a man well calculated to supply ... See More  

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676988

Gentleman's newspaper from 17th century England...

Item #676988

June 11, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, June 11, 1692



* Rare 17th century title



This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

This newspaper was done in question/answer format. This newspaper was published at a time when there weren't
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$42.00
676972

Paul Revere, Masonic Grand Master... Frigate Constitution to be launched...

Item #676972

September 09, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept.  9, 1797  The top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, including an engraving of the Masonic seal, with the notice signed in type: Paul Revere, Grand Master".

Page 2 has a brief yet notable item datelined "Navy Yard, Boston" noting: "The constructor has the honor to inform his fellow citizens,... See More  

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676940

Paul Revere sa the 'Grand Master' of the Masonic Lodge...

Item #676940

June 03, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1797  Page 3 has a notice for a quarterly meeting of the "Grand Lodge" of Masons, signed in type: Paul Revere, Grand Master. Included is an engraving of the lodge's Masonic seal.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676774

Paul Revere Masonic notice... The value of canals...

Item #676774

September 10, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1796  The top of page 3 has a Masonic notice for the "Grand Lodge" which is signed in type by the Grand Master: Paul Revere.

Page 2 has an interesting article: "Inland Navigation" concerning the value of canals to the young country, beginning: "We are happy in learning that the enterprising spirit of CANALING does not abate in ou... See More  

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676773

Paul Revere as Grand Master of his Masonic Lodge...

Item #676773

September 07, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1796  The top of page 3 has a nice advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, signed in type: "Most Worshipful PAUL REVERE, G, Master", a position he held with the Masons at that time.

Much other news items of the day including a brief letter signed in type: Buonaparte.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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676770

Sam Adams and Paul Revere...

Item #676770

September 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 3, 1796  Over a column on the front page is taken up with a law concerning the creation of Congressional districts in Mass. for the purpose of electing representatives for Congress, signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

The top of page 3 has a nice advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, signed in type: "Most Worshipful PAUL... See More  

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676758

Governor Sam Adams addresses his legislature...

Item #676758

June 01, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 1, 1796  The middle of page 2 has most of a column taken up with an: "Address" of the governor of Mass. to his legislature, signed in type by him: Samuel Adams.

Page 3 has a nice advertisement for: "Church Bells of any size, cast...By PAUL REVERE..." with further details.

Four pages, nice condition.

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676754

Paul Revere and George Washington...

Item #676754

March 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 9, 1796  Page 2 has an Act of Congress concerning a loan on the domestic debt which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by John Adams. Also on page 2 is a: "Tribute Of Respect" to: "...the Great WASHINGTON."

Page 3 has a Masonic notice for the "Grand Lodge" which is signed in type by... See More  

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676621

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676621

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 7, 1641  The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backi... See More  

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$320.00
676620

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676620

December 21, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 21, 1641 (date is at the bottom of the back page)



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published i... See More  

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$320.00
676413

A displayable 18th century newspaper...

Item #676413

June 19, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, June 19, 1716 



* Rare title w/ nice masthead



One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
676076

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #676076

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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$345.00
675952

Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #675952

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 



* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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$275.00
675403

Great 18th century issue for display...

Item #675403

January 30, 1720

THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 23, 1720



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




This title has one of the more beautiful & intricately engraved mastheads to be seen, and this issue has a particularly lightly-inked impression. Various news items from Europe.

Present are all 6 pages, as more typically the back leaf is lacking as it was often loo... See More  

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$47.00
675381

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...

Item #675381

February 23, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, February 23, 1641  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).



* Earliest of newspapers to be had



This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Naples, Rome, Nuremberg, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Cologne, with the back two pages containing reports from France. There are no advertisements.

This... See More  

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$360.00
674945

Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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$88.00
674777

From Charleston, with Oglethorpe mention...

Item #674777
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Remarks on the Woolen Trade" "Article of the Treaty of Utrecht Relating thereto" "The State of the Press & Hardships of Printers" "Debates in the Senate of Great Lilliput Continued" "His Majesty's Speech equal to a Message"&nbs... See More  

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$36.00
674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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$57.00
674218

George Washington's inauguration and inaugural address... And a very rare eye-witness account...

Item #674218
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, May, 1789  Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address. Great to have this text in this famous magazine published by perhaps the most renowned printer of the 18th century, Isaiah Thomas, whose private collection become the foundation of the American Antiquarian... See More  

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673876

Vermont to come under a European power rather than submit to Congress?

Item #673876

August 21, 1784

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England Aug. 21, 1784  Various news reports from Europe & elsewhere. The front page has an item: "...from New York...that the state of Vermont becomes more populated & powerful than any other part of the American continent which had caused no small jealousy to the neighbouring colonies, particularly as they refuse to submit to the authority of Congress an... See More  

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$38.00
673852

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #673852

August 21, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 4, 1757, Jan. 27, 1763, Aug. 21, 1766, April 2, 1767, & Nov. 3, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More  

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$46.00
673834

A "newspaper" for commoners...

Item #673834

December 25, 1754

THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Dec. 25, 1755  A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" (which we sell as well), a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.

James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More  

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$37.00
673728

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #673728

January 03, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 3, 1678/9  (double-dated depending on which calendar was used). An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" of the same date.

Complete in 8 pages, 5 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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$59.00
673692

American government is broke... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673692

September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782  Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk much of peace...I fear it will be patc... See More  

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$54.00
673642

Ben Franklin urges moderation by England...

Item #673642

December 05, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 5, 1768  The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

An inside part report includes a letter from Boston mentioning: "And now give me leave to ask what our mother country intends to do with us with regard to our public affairs? Is she determined to ruin us? In doing that they mu... See More  

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673624

Mention of Thomas Jefferson...

Item #673624

June 20, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 20, 1789  The front page has: "Proceedings Of Congress" which includes: "A sketch of the Debate on the Bill for establishing the Executive Department for Foreign Affairs" later to be titled Department of State.

Page 3 has an extract of a letter from a military officer at Midway, Georgia, describing an Indian attack and the thef... See More  

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673623

Mason's objections to the Constitution... John Paul Jones... Thomas Jefferson...

Item #673623

November 21, 1787

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1787  A great issue from just 2 months after the new Constitution was created.

Fully half of the ftpg. is taken up with an interesting article: "Federal Constitution--Antifederal" which is headed: "The following objections made to the new Constitution, you are requested to publish, for the consideration of the publick at this all-im... See More  

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673622

George Washington... Slaves from Africa... Indian troubles...

Item #673622

December 30, 1786

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1786  The front page has a letter to a gentleman in Dublin from George Washington, datelined at "Mount Vernon, Virginia" and signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has a report from Savannah concerning relations with the Lower Creek Indians. Also mention that: "...is acknowledged...from Charleston...that full 12,000 negro slaves have... See More  

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673575

On Washington retiring from public life...

Item #673575

September 26, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 26, 1796  Page 3 has a nice report: "The Resignation of The President of the United States" which notes in part: "...is at length announced to us in form [was published in a Phila. newspaper on Sept. 17]...there is nothing we can say that will fully express the estimation in which his illustrious & important services a... See More  

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673555

Virginia's representatives to the coming Constitutional Convention...

Item #673555

December 22, 1786

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 22, 1786  The middle of page 3 has a notable report from Phila. noting: "The venereal assembly of Virginia...have thought proper to appoint George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mason, and George Wythe, deputies to represent that commonwealth in the convention proposed to be ... See More  

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673541

Washington's third state-of-the-union address...

Item #673541

November 03, 1791

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791  Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with the feelings which are naturally inspired by a strong impression of ... See More  

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$515.00
673536

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #673536

March 22, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 22, 1797  All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of A Ne... See More  

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$78.00
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